The ego of Type One is primarily identified with a blockage or constriction of their Moving-Instinctive Center. Ones consequently are out of touch with their instinctual energy and have trouble feeling their own Being, with its rightful weight and sense of strength. To compensate for this, they draw on emotional energy to stimulate them into action. Anger results from this scrambling of emotional and instinctual energy – nothing gets us motivated like anger. ('Children are starving, and we're not doing anything about it!' 'This room is such a mess that I can't stand it anymore! I have to clean it up.') Of course, all people use their emotions to motivate themselves on occasion, but this is the area in which the average One is most fixated.
But this pattern leaves average Ones far from relaxed, causing them to lose more contact with the flow, presence, solidity, and connectedness that come from the Instinctive Center. Once Ones have become identified with this pattern, they need to stay angry and irritated with themselves and with others to compensate for their felt lack of substantiality. As a result, average Ones cannot act without the interference of subconscious emotional reactions and cannot feel their feelings without acting on them. Despite seeing themselves as rational, they are driven by strong emotional subtexts. Ones need to care passionately about what they do, and they can be exuberant in regard to their positions and projects.